|Perreira wins Hettleman Prize|
|September 02, 2010|
Krista Perreira, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health adjunct professor of maternal and child health and UNC associate professor of public policy, is one of four faculty members who have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Perreira, a health economist who is considered a pioneering researcher on the demography of immigrant youth and families, has been a public policy faculty member and fellow of the Carolina Population Center since 2001.
Her research focuses on disparities in health, education and economic well-being and the interrelationships among family, health and social policy, specifically the health and educational consequences of migration.
Because of the interdisciplinary nature of her research and its emphasis on original data collection, Perreira's contributions have extended beyond public policy to demography, education, psychology, public health and sociology as well, said Pete Andrews, professor and department chair.
"Dr. Perreira's research record places her as a groundbreaking scholar on the Hispanic immigrant population as well as on cross-cultural research methods, as a rising star in her field and well beyond the normal research expectations for someone at this stage of her career," he said.
Among her most recent national recognitions, Perreira received an award from the American Sociological Association for her research on mental health, and she was selected as a visiting fellow of the prestigious Russell Sage Foundation in New York City.
Other winners include James Bear, Ph.D., associate professor of cell and developmental biology in the School of Medicine; Yufeng Liu, Ph.D., associate professor of statistics and operations research, and Garyk Papoian, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry.
The Hettleman Prize, which carries a $5,000 stipend, recognizes the achievements of outstanding junior tenure-track faculty or recently tenured faculty. Phillip Hettleman, who was born in 1899 and grew up in Goldsboro, established the award in 1986. He earned a scholarship to UNC, went to New York and in 1938 founded Hettleman & Co., a Wall Street investment firm.
More information about the award is available online.
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, 919-966-7467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Last updated September 03, 2010|